Have you ever taken a step back during a project and simply said, waaaait a minute, this isn't working.
Let's just scrap this idea and start all over. Back to square one. You know, go all Missy Misdemeanor on it.
Put your thing down, flip it and reverse it.
Yup, just said that.
First off, let me show you a pretty picture so that you know all of my upcoming rambling actually leads to something nice! I promise!
Ok, now for the rant. I have been having some issues with the decor in my living room.
For no apparent reason
except that I am ridiculous and constantly like to switch things up, I've been trying to pull in some different elements to our living room over the last couple of months.
There was the attempt at a modern mirror display and the addition of black/white pillows.
Then there was the attempt at the addition of some really fun turquoise and pink color.
So gorgeous, but SO didn't work with the bright yellow rug in my living room. Strike two.
Then, there were the undocumented attempts that will remain nameless. Lets just say that a red and yellow flower cotton print scheme was not cute either. Strike three.
At that point in the game, I did what any good home decorator does- I put my foot down. Time to stop. When it's just not working, the best thing to do is to go back to the basics and work with what you know. And in my living room, I know that our yellow wool Pottery Barn rug works best with a neutral palette. Annnnnd so
three minutes of your life later, I'm back to yellow and neutral.
The current state of my couch (ie. the previous state of my couch).
And I really love it : ) It's so chill. Not trying to be anything but its laid back self. Oh, and don't forget I changed up my mantle. And unlike the pillows, it's a change I'm definitely sticking with!
What I'd like to do is to add a couple of gigantic neutral toned pillows to our ivory couch, in addition to the linen pillows that are already on there. I'd also be open to yellow pillows, as long as they work with the rug and aren't too matchy matchy. The hubby's only request is that they are big and comfy. I haven't found anything out there that I really love, so far (except for maybe West Elm's daybed pillows). Any suggestions?
Even though I'm still on the hunt for couch pillows, I have taken one step in the right direction with my new/old approach: throw pillows for the slipper chairs!
By sticking with my roots- ie. the neutral and yellow scheme- this pillow seamlessly fits into the airy,
relaxed decor in the room. And (together!) they were a $30 HomeGoods find. Score.
I did bring in a pop of color with my newly painted navy blue nesting tables (sitting on top is Nana's lamp!) and I plan to constantly switch out fresh flowers and other greenery to bring in more color to the living room.
All of these little changes have really pulled the room together, in my mind. Instead of feeling disjointed, the decor flows, establishing a relaxed and light vibe. Love it.
Have you ever gone back to square one on a project?
Thrifty Decor Chick